Tbilisi in detail

Tbilisi is known for

Architecture

Parliament Building Georgia's parliament is one of Tbilisi's most striking Soviet-era buildings.

Bridge of Peace This Saakashvili-era project tends to divide opinion, but it's an ambitious piece of architecture nonetheless.

Abanotubani The traditional sulphur bath area of Tbilisi has several charmingly ancient bathhouses.

Stamba Hotel This recent conversion of a former publishing house is an undoubted architectural triumph.

Food

Barbarestan Tbilisi's most ambitious fine dining restaurant takes a leaf out of a 19th-century cookbook.

Cafe Littera The gorgeous garden here is hands down the loveliest place for an unhurried lunch in town.

Keto and Kote Fight for a table at this superb hilltop restaurant with its dreamy views and incredible Georgian cuisine.

Klike's Khinkali Our favourite Tbilisi khinkali (traditional meat dumplings) can be found at this cosy and great-value basement cafe.

Nightlife

Bassiani Tbilisi's top techno club, this now world-famous clubbing venue has to be the first stop on any serious clubber's list.

KHIDI This superb club is located in a concrete bunker built into a bridge over the Mtkvari River.

Drama Bar A classy and cool mini-club housed in a funkily converted apartment that attracts the in-crowd.

Dive Bar An unfancy but utterly authentic Tbilisi watering hole where you'll nearly always meet some interesting characters.